Del Mar Stable News

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Hunt Faces Ten Tough Rivals in Eddie Read Stakes Sunday

Friday, July 20th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
Hunt © Benoit Photo Irish-bred Hunt, acclaimed champion grass horse of the 2017 Del Mar summer meeting after triumphs in the Eddie Read Stakes and Del Mar Handicap, returns to the seaside track to seek...

Moonshine Memories Prevails in Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
Moonshine Memories © Benoit Photo Moonshine Memories, who gained initial prominence by winning the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last summer, showed her quality again Thursday in scoring a hard-fought triumph over Steph Being Steph...

Stable Notes July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
Doug O'Neill © Benoit Photo DAY 2 O’NEILL, HOLLENDORFER, HARPER AGREE: NOT BAD FOR OPENERS Del Mar’s 79th summer season opening day was a very good one on the track for trainers Doug O’Neill and...

Accelerate Packs Topweight of 125 in San Diego Handicap Saturday

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, who has emerged as one of the top older Thoroughbreds in America this year, will pack highweight of 125 pounds versus nine rivals in the Grade II $200,000...

Restrainedvengence Springs Upset in Oceanside Stakes

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
Restrainedvengence © Benoit Photo Restrainedvengence, an 11-1 longshot ridden by Evin Roman, forged to the lead in the final strides to win the featured $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for three-year-olds on opening-day of the 2018 summer...

Stable Notes July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
DAY 1 D’AMATO’S FOCUS IS ON QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY, OF WINS Phil D’Amato shared the 2017 Del Mar training championship with Richard Baltas when they saddled 18 winners apiece. D’Amato claimed it outright in 2016...

A Message From Our Partner: TVG Live at Del Mar

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Celebrating one of American racing’s premier race meets at one of its most iconic venues, TVG, America’s Horse Racing Network, will broadcast live, on-site from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club every day of the track’s...

Stable Notes July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
ACCELERATE SET TO RAMP UP FOR CLASSIC WITH SAN DIEGO PREP Remember Accelerate? How could any Del Mar follower forget? The now 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing...

Stable Notes July 16, 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018   (1 month ago)
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP JUSTIFY IN RECOVERY MODE HERE Triple Crown champion Justify made his first appearance at Del Mar on Monday morning, a “meet and greet” with the San Diego County media conducted by Hall...

79th Del Mar Racing Season Begins Wednesday With Oceanside Stakes

Sunday, July 15th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Faversham © Benoit Photo Thoroughbred racing returns to historic Del Mar Wednesday when the 79th season begins with a ten-race program highlighted by the seaside track’s traditional opening-day feature, the $100,000-added Oceanside Stakes for three-year-olds...

Officials are Named for 2018 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Thursday, July 5th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 79th summer racing season beginning Wednesday, July 18 led by a solid core of veteran racing officials. As they have for the past five years, Tom Robbins and...

Del Mar's First Condition Book for 2018 Season Now Available

Thursday, June 14th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Horsemen now can access Del Mar’s first condition book of the 2018 racing season either on-line or in hand at any of several racing locations. Del Mar’s 36-day meeting runs from Wednesday, July 18 to...

Nominations Close Friday for Del Mar Debutante / Futurity

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018   (2 months ago)
2017 Del Mar Debutante Winner Moonshine Memories Nominations will close Friday, June 15 for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del...

Analyze It Romps in Cecil B. Demille Stakes

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Analyze It © Benoit Photo Analyze It, another talented runner from the East Coast-based stable of trainer Chad Brown, made a show of his opposition in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes as he...

Off Limits, Rosario Win Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Off Limits (IRE) © Benoit Photo Martin S. Schwartz’s Irish-bred Off Limits, with Joel Rosario in the saddle, charged from last place to rally in the stretch and win the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, Grade I...

Hunt Holds on to Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Hunt (Inside) © Benoit Photo Michael House’s Irish-bred Hunt, piloted by Flavien Prat, offered further proof he’s definitely a horse for the Del Mar turf course Sunday as he gamely held on in the final...

Stable Notes Nov 26, 2017

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Del Mar © Eclipse Sportswire FOND MEMORIES LINGER FOR SOME AS DEL MAR’S CROSBY SEASON ENDS Maybe it was the contented aftereffects of the Thanksgiving meal he’d had the night before, but Hall of Fame...

Daddy Is a Legend Tallies in Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Daddy Is a Legend © Benoit Photo With an impressive burst of speed in the stretch, Daddy Is a Legend, the 5-2 favorite under jockey Joe Bravo, won the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes...

Mo Town Rallies to Win Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Mo Town © Benoit Photo Magnier, Tabor and Smith’s Mo Town, making his West Coast debut, rallied from next-to-last under jockey John Velazquez to win the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby Saturday. Patiently handled by...

Prime Attraction Upsets in Native Diver Stakes

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Prime Attraction © Benoit Photo DP Racing’s Prime Attraction, scratched from Friday’s Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and one-half on the grass to compete in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Native Diver Stakes at nine...